Feel-Good Family Movies

You don't need to be living through a global pandemic to enjoy these feel-good movies, but they might help put a smile on your face. These movies are the visual equivalent of comfort food: upbeat, reassuring, and there for you when you need them. Everything on this list is full of belly laughs, positive vibes, and happily-ever-afters. Plus you can rewatch them over and over. So if you're looking for a fun, joyous pick for a family movie night, check out these selections. If you're looking for sweet options for younger or more sensitive kids, try our First Movies for Kids list. And for even more excellent choices, check out these 50 Movies All Kids Should Watch Before They're 12.

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Winnie the Pooh

age 3+

Adorable big-screen Pooh adaptation is short and sweet.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)
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Cars

age 5+

Pixar comedy is full of four-wheeled fun.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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Frozen

age 5+

Wintry Disney musical is fabulous celebration of sisterhood.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2013)
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Lilo and Stitch

age 5+

Cute story, great characters, fabulous soundtrack.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2002)
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Kiki's Delivery Service

age 5+

A mystical, positive take on girl's coming of age.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1990)
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My Neighbor Totoro

age 5+

Beautifully animated fantasy about friendship fit for all.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1988)
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Shaun the Sheep Movie

age 5+

Tons of barn-animal fun in sweet stop-motion adventure.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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Tangled

age 5+

Fantastic princess adventure is fun, with great messages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2010)
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WALL-E

age 5+

Brainy, charming, eco-friendly animated adventure.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2008)
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Air Bud

age 6+

Sweet dog tale has some peril and mature themes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1997)
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Aladdin

age 6+

A magic carpet ride of a movie from Disney.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1992)
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Babe

age 6+

Heartwarming farm story is touching and a bit scary.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1995)
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The Emperor's New Groove

age 6+

More fun, goofy cartoon antics than Disney polish.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2000)
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Enchanted

age 6+

Adorable fairy tale is a fabulous family flick.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2007)
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The Lego Movie

age 6+

Hilarious toy tale plugs product but is nonstop fun.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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Mary Poppins

age 6+

World's coolest nanny celebrates family and fun.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1964)
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Moana

age 6+

Great characters, memorable music, some monsters/scares.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2016)
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The Muppet Movie

age 6+

First Muppet movie has wonderful songs -- and a few guns.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1979)
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Paddington

age 6+

Charming story about beloved bear has some scares.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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Shrek

age 6+

Gross-out laughs meet a marvelous fairy tale mix.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2001)
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